Nikolaus Marx is Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Aachen, Germany. He received his medical training at the universities of Mainz, Genf (Switzerland) and Düsseldorf, obtaining his MD in 1994. His thesis on growth regulation in human renal cancer cell lines was completed at the laboratory of Professor Gerharz at the Institute of Pathology, University of Mainz. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Peter Libby and Dr. Jorge Plutzky at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Professor Marx became a board-certified internist, then cardiologist, before specialising in intensive care medicine in internal medicine at the University of Ulm. He was appointed Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine I at the University of Aachen in 2009.
Professor Marx is a member of several organisations within the field of cardiology and diabetes, including the European Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA), the German Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). In addition to reviewing submitted manuscripts for numerous journals, including Circulation, Diabetologia, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, the Journal of Immunology and the Lancet, he is currently Associate Editor for Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research. Professor Marx was awarded the Servier Young Investigators Award in 1999 at the First European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine, and was winner of the Poster Award Competition in Epidemiological Science at AHA 2002, the 2004 Morgagni Young Investigator Award, and the EASD Rising Star Award 2005. Professor Marx served as President of the German Atherosclerosis Society (DGAF) from 2012 to 2015.